Perl is an efficient programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform various tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five processess should be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package comes with this option. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your website ask for a specific module, for instance, you do not have to worry if they will function efficiently or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer numerous different features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.