Perl is a widely used computer language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages available since it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you'll be able to add only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux web hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In case the plan which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.