Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute various tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five jobs need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you acquire a Linux cloud web hosting through us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to be able to access them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated services that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you will be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module in order to function effectively, we'll have it because our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.