Perl is a popular language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you are able to integrate only one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to create many popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our shared hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the plan which you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call any of 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 website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.