Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts along with many different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five tasks need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code 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 really useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our cloud hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the package that you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you want to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on your server, you can benefit from our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you write or find online will function properly on our end.