Perl is a popular language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages available as it supports the use of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you will be able to include only 1 line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud web hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated plans that we offer 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 through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may 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. Provided you decide to employ a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you can take full advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl application that you generate or find on the worldwide web will perform flawlessly on our end.