Perl is a widely used computer language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites because you will be able to include only 1 line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

If you acquire a Linux cloud web hosting package from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to add this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any 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 each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.