Perl is a very popular computer language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages available as it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you can integrate just a single line of code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

If you acquire a Linux shared web hosting package through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will run properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you can include this attribute with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.