Perl is a widespread computer language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you will be able to include only 1 line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language normally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In case the package that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your 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 your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will perform properly on our end.