Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five jobs need to be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux web hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.