Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five jobs need to be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to make a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules which you can use and you will see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all of the plans, you'll be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module so as to run efficiently, we will have it as our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.