Perl is an efficient programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. One of its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five processess should be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package that you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.