Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you can include just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Provided you acquire a Linux cloud hosting through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you will find the complete list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use in order to be able to access them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will work properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to take advantage of any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you decide to employ a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you can reap the benefits of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the web will perform flawlessly on our end.