Perl is a powerful programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five processess should be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for various purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud web hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to add to your site require a specific module, for example, you don't have to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide countless characteristics to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.