Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based apps. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, when five tasks have to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one 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 various purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your package has this option. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will operate properly or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer numerous different attributes to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all plans, you can pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module to operate properly, we'll have it as our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.