Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts and also many different web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be executed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux shared hosting packages that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will help you create a site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see the whole list in your hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you are able to reap the benefits of our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will function perfectly on our end.