Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for setting up CGI scripts as well as many different web-based apps. Among its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five tasks have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all shared website hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any tailor-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 that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.