Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five tasks have to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for many different purposes, so a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job if your plan has this attribute. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you need to include in your site require a certain module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will function efficiently or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic Internet site and supply various options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in case 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 including 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 site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.