Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages available because it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites as you will be able to integrate only one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our cloud website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you want to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you are able to benefit from our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you generate or find on the Internet will work flawlessly on our end.