Perl is a widely used programming language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites because you can include just one line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared web hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the package that you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.