Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. Among its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, when five processess should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In case the package which you have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules which you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.