Perl is a popular programming language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you can add just one line of code to call a given module instead of using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you acquire a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use to gain access to them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will run properly regardless of 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 specific time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within 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 through us, you can use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.