Perl is a widespread programming language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most practical programming languages these days since it supports the use of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you will be able to include just one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our shared hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to take advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.