Perl is a popular language, which is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you'll be able to include only one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your package 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 are available on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your website require a certain module, for instance, you do not need to worry if they will work effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and supply countless features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, in order to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.