Perl is a very popular programming language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages these days because it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you'll be able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you are able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your site ask for a specific module, for example, you will not need to worry if they will function effectively or not. In this way, you're able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide various options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create 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, etc.