Perl is a widespread language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages available as it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you'll be able to add only 1 line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you acquire a Linux web hosting from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the complete list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules which you can employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, so that they can operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.