Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five jobs have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this option. If not, you can add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website require a specific module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will function properly or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic website and offer countless attributes to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you can select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module in order to run efficiently, we'll have it as our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.