Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. Among its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks need to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package has this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to add to your site demand a particular module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will work properly or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic site and provide various options to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.