Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five tasks need to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux web hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to build a site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.