Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you will be able to integrate only one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate many popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud website hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package which you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.