Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our web hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you can take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need specific modules, in order to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.