Perl is a popular programming language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages available because it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you can integrate just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux shared hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to create an Internet site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the whole list in your hosting account as well as the path which you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you can take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.