Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform various tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks should be performed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you want to include in your site require a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will operate effectively or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic website and provide various characteristics to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you are able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add 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 ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.