Perl is a very popular programming language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you'll be able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our website hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. If you decide to employ a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to be present on your server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you make or find online will work flawlessly on our end.