Perl is a popular language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you'll be able to include only 1 line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your plan has this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your website demand a specific module, for instance, you won't have to worry if they will work effectively or not. This way, you're able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide various functions to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.