Perl is a very popular language, which is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you're able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to create many popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux website hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to create a website with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you will see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, in order to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a 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 are able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.