Perl is a popular computer language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites because you will be able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a particular module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux shared website hosting service that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make a website with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules that you're able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules which you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website 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 choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.