Perl is a popular programming language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages these days since it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites because you're able to include only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan comes with this option. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you need to add to your site require a certain module, for example, you do not have to worry whether they will function effectively or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic Internet site and supply hundreds of different attributes to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by including 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 site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you can select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.