Perl is a well-known language, which is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages nowadays as it supports the use of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites as you'll be able to include only 1 line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create many popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud hosting packages without difficulty. You may even do this automatically through a cron job when your package includes this option. If not, you can add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your site require a specific module, for instance, you will not have to worry whether they will run effectively or not. In this way, you will be able to create a dynamic Internet site and supply plenty of features to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you're able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, in order to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.