Perl is a popular language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you'll be able to include just one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language normally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

In case you acquire a Linux hosting service from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use in order to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you are able to include this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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