Perl is a widely used programming language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages out there because it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you're able to add only 1 line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you acquire a shared website hosting plan through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use to access them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you can add this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. 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've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.