Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for various purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Provided you purchase a web hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you'll find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can add this attribute with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you will be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.