Perl is a popular programming language, that is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you'll be able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create many popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Provided you purchase a Linux shared web hosting through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you will find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you can use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, so as to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.