Perl is a very popular programming language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages available because it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you'll be able to integrate only one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you buy a Linux cloud hosting package through our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will function properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter 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 are able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll 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 select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.