Perl is a widely used computer language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you can add just one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the plan that you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up 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 within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.