Perl is a widespread computer language, that is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you're able to integrate only 1 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 multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the package which you have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you want to use a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.