Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute various tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs should be performed, you're able to use 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 in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our shared hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the package that you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.