Perl is a widely used programming language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you'll be able to add just one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you want to add to your site demand a specific module, for instance, you don't need to worry if they will operate properly or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide a huge selection of features to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to work with any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. If you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to be present on your server, you're able to take full advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you write or find online will function properly on our end.