Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you'll be able to add only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you obtain a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be 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 efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.