Perl is a widespread language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages available as it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you are able to integrate just one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan comes with this option. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you want to add to your website ask for a specific module, for instance, you won't have to worry if they will operate properly or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic site and provide various functions to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, in order to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.