Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts along with many different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks have to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux web hosting service through our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use so as to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run flawlessly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you can add this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.