Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you can integrate only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting packages without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan has this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your site require a certain module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will run effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to create a dynamic website and offer countless options to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need specific modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.