Perl is a widespread computer language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you'll be able to add only 1 line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically through a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts that you want to include in your website ask for a particular module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will work properly or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic Internet site and offer plenty of functions to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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