Perl is a very popular programming language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages available because it supports the use of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you're able to add only one line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create lots of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you get a Linux web hosting package from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function 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 feature cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in 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, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.