Perl is a widespread computer language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages these days since it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you will be able to integrate just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our cloud hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the package which you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you are able to 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 application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to benefit from our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you write or find online will function flawlessly on our end.