Perl is a widely used language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages these days because it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you are able to include just a single line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our shared website hosting services as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. If the package which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.