Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan includes this feature. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts which you need to add to your site ask for a specific module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will work properly or not. This way, you'll be able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer hundreds of different attributes to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. Provided you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on your server, you can benefit from our rich library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you write or find on the Internet will perform perfectly on our end.