Perl is a well-known computer language, that is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages these days because it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you'll be able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the package that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you are able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific 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 website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.