Perl is an excellent programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five jobs should be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for various purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you acquire a shared web hosting plan through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use to access them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .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 website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.