Perl is an effective programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. Among its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks need to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you acquire a shared service through our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use in order to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all our packages, you'll be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module so as to function properly, we will have it since our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.