Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five jobs should be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your package comes with this feature. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your site require a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will function effectively or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic site and supply hundreds of different features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you can choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also use a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module so as to run properly, we'll have it as our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.