Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your package has this attribute. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to include in your website require a certain module, for instance, you will not have to worry whether they will run properly or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic website and provide various features to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, so as to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.