Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five tasks have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our cloud web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the package that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. In case you decide to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take advantage of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you make or find on the worldwide web will perform properly on our end.