Perl is a widespread computer language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you can include only 1 line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our shared hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the package that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. In case you want to use a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to to exist on your server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.