Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for making CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five jobs need to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use in order to access them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you can decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module in order to run properly, we'll have it because our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.