Perl is a widespread programming language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites since you can add just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create many popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase a cloud web hosting plan from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to get access to them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you are able to add this option with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from 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 you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so as to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.