Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts along with different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform numerous tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five jobs need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our cloud hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In case the plan that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to work with any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs certain modules to be present on your server, you're able to benefit from our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.