Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for generating CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute multiple tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five processess should be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the cloud web hosting service that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to create a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you can use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated service that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you'll be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module so as to run properly, we will have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.