Perl is an effective programming language which is widely used for setting up CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. Among its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you buy a Linux cloud package from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting package does not include cron jobs, you can add this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all our plans, you're able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features 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 if it requires a specific module so as to function effectively, we'll have it because our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.