Perl is a widespread language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you are able to integrate just a single line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you buy a cloud web hosting from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the complete list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll work flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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