Perl is a widespread computer language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you'll be able to include just a single line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you purchase a Linux shared web hosting service through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use so as to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you'll be able to add this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so as to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.