Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks need to be performed, you are 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 in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you get a Linux shared web hosting package from our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the entire list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use so as to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will work correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.