Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of 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 often used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

If you obtain a cloud website hosting plan through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the complete list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use in order to access them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to include this option with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.