Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts and various web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five tasks should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this option. If not, you are able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your website ask for a certain module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will function properly or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic site and supply a huge selection of features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all our packages, you are able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can use a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module in order to run effectively, we will have it since our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.