Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages available since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites as you can integrate only 1 line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared website hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application 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 set up on our machines and you will be able to call any 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 be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.