Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for many different purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you get a Linux website hosting plan from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use so as to gain access to them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.