Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for various purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts which you would like to include in your website ask for a particular module, for example, you do not have to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic website and provide hundreds of different characteristics to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules which you're able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, so as to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.