Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. One of its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute various tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why many corporations 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 languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your package comes with this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your website demand a specific module, for instance, you won't need to worry whether they will work effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to build a dynamic site and offer countless functions to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.