Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five processess should be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux cloud hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the plan which you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.