Perl is a well-known programming language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages these days since it supports the use of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you're able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux website hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package which you have acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can create a website 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 aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, in order to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a certain 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 your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.