Perl is a widespread language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages available as it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites since you can include only one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to build an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete list in your hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

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're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you are able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case 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 based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.