Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website demand a specific module, for instance, you won't need to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you're able to make a dynamic site and supply a huge selection of functions to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.