Perl is a widely used computer language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages out there as it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites since you're able to add just a single line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

In case you get a website hosting plan through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.