Perl is a popular computer language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you can include just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan includes this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts that you need to include in your site demand a specific module, for example, you will not need to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you will be able to make a dynamic Internet site and supply various functions to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.