Perl is a popular computer language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you can add only 1 line of code to call a given module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our cloud plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the package that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

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 are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you are able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.