Perl is a widespread language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to add just one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our shared hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, in order to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.