Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks should be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

If you buy a website hosting through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you decide to employ a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you create or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.