Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do numerous tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to add to your site require a specific module, for example, you won't need to worry whether they will work properly or not. In this way, you're able to create a dynamic site and provide numerous different features to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case 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're able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.