Perl is a popular language, that is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites as you'll be able to add only 1 line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this option. If not, you can include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts which you need to add to your site demand a specific module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will function properly or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic website and supply countless attributes to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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