Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts and different web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud hosting service that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will enable you to create a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules that you can use and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the Linux semi-dedicated service that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all packages, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your 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 needs a particular module in order to run effectively, we will have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.