Perl is a powerful programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five jobs need to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for many different purposes, so a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package which you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any kind 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 each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them 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 setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.