Perl is a widespread language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you are able to include only 1 line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you acquire a cloud website hosting through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you can find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with just a couple of 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 buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You can 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 instance, need particular modules, in order to function properly. 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, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.