Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five jobs should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you buy a shared hosting through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use so as to access them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will function properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. If you want to use a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on your server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you make or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.