Perl is a widely used computer language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages available since it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you will be able to integrate just a single line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our cloud web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package that you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.