Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for generating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five tasks need to be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts which you would like to include in your site demand a particular module, for example, you won't have to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and offer various functions to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a specific 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 depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.