Perl is a very popular language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages out there since it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites because you'll be able to integrate just one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared website hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't 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'll be able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.