Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you can employ five lines of 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 practical and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you would like to include in your site ask for a certain module, for instance, you won't need to worry whether they will work properly or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic site and provide plenty of options to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.