Perl is a popular language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages available because it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites as you are able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our cloud website hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the plan which you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you choose to use a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you create or find online will work perfectly on our end.