Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute various tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

If you buy a hosting plan through us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.