Perl is a widespread programming language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages available as it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you are able to add just a single line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to 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. With the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.