Perl is a well-known computer language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you are able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to create lots of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you buy a shared website hosting from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you can include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, in order to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.