Perl is an effective programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

In case you purchase a shared website hosting through our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use in order to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will work perfectly regardless of what 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 given time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.