Perl is a popular language, which is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites because you will be able to add only one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you buy a cloud website hosting package from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use to access them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you can add this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire 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 app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules that you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.