Perl is a well-known language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites since you will be able to add just one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language normally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you acquire a web hosting from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use to access them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can add this attribute with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will 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 have also added several thousand modules which you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.