Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages available as it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you will be able to add just a single line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you get a shared hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use so as to get access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to add this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website 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'll be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.