Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five processess need to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you can pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module so as to function properly, we'll have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.