Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages out there as it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you are able to include just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our shared website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

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 custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.