Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five jobs need to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you acquire a Linux web hosting package from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use to gain access to them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you want to employ a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on your server, you can take full advantage of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you make or find online will work properly on our end.