Perl is a popular language, which is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you can add just a single line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will help you make a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.