Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five jobs need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically through a cron job if your package comes with this attribute. If not, you are able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The entire list is available inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your website require a particular module, for instance, you do not need to worry whether they will operate properly or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and provide a huge selection of features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of our plans, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module in order to run efficiently, we will have it because our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.