Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five tasks have to be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our cloud hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan that you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can work with any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in 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 your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you decide to use a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you're able to reap the benefits of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you create or find on the Internet will perform flawlessly on our end.