Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of 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 ordinarily used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you buy a Linux website hosting through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the whole list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all our plans, you're able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module to operate effectively, we'll have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.