Perl is a very popular language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites because you can add only one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our cloud web hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the package that you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.