Perl is a well-known computer language, which is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites because you will be able to integrate just one line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux shared web hosting package through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules that you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.