Perl is a well-known computer language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you are able to integrate just one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you buy a Linux cloud website hosting package through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to work with any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you choose to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you will be able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl application that you generate or find online will function flawlessly on our end.