Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five tasks need to be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you obtain a cloud hosting through us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the complete list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.