Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute various tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all cloud hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules that you're able to use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all of our plans, you'll be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module to work properly, we'll have it since our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.