Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for generating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for many different purposes, so many 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 generally used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan comes with this option. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts which you want to add to your website require a certain module, for instance, you don't have to worry if they will operate effectively or not. In this way, you're able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide numerous different attributes to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a guest 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 minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.