Perl is an excellent programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package includes this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you want to add to your site require a specific module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to make a dynamic Internet site and supply a huge selection of options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.