Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as many different web-based applications. Among its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform various tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five jobs need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you get a Linux web hosting through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use so as to get access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.