Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for generating CGI scripts along with various web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do multiple tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five jobs should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting packages without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package comes with this feature. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts that you need to include in your website demand a certain module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer a huge selection of options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.