Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and also various web-based apps. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five tasks should be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you purchase a Linux cloud hosting through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to get access to them. When you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other apps created in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all our packages, you're able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module in order to function effectively, we'll have it as our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.