Perl is a widely used programming language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages these days since it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites as you're able to integrate just one line of code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you get a Linux web hosting through us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use so as to access them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. If you choose to use a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you can benefit from our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you write or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.