Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most effective programming languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to integrate just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this option. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to include in your website ask for a specific module, for instance, you will not need to worry if they will work properly or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic site and supply countless characteristics to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you decide to employ a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you create or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.