Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our cloud web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the package which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you choose to use a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on your server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you make or find on the worldwide web will work perfectly on our end.