Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks need to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux shared website hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you're able to use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you're able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible 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 will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.