Perl is a widespread language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you will be able to include only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting plan from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you can find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use so as to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You can 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 instance, require certain modules, to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.