Perl is a widely used language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages in existence because it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites as you are able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you buy a cloud web hosting from us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find the complete list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use in order to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are 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've also installed several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.