Perl is a powerful programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts and different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five processess have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud hosting through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the complete list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use in order to gain access to them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will function perfectly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.