Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages available since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you're able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you get a Linux shared hosting from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use in order to gain access to them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .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. In case your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to add this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, in order to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.