Perl is a widespread language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites as you are able to integrate just a single line of code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to make a website with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you 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 the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.