Perl is a widely used language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you're able to add just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you buy a website hosting through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to get access to them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.