Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute numerous tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five jobs have to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of 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 useful and it may be used for various purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting packages without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you're able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts which you need to add to your site demand a specific module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will work properly or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic site and supply plenty of attributes to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.