Perl is a widely used language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites because you'll be able to add only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud website hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the plan which you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all of the packages, you are able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules that 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 if it requires a specific module in order to work properly, we'll have it as our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.