Perl is a well-known language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you can integrate just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Provided you buy a Linux web hosting through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find the complete list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to get access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can add this attribute with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.