Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five jobs have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Provided you get a shared web hosting service through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you're able to include this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of our plans, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module so as to work effectively, we will have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.