Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages available since it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you'll be able to add just a single line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your package includes this option. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you would like to include in your site demand a specific module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will function properly or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic site and provide a huge selection of attributes to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.