Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. Among its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do various tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your package includes this option. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website require a specific module, for example, you won't have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic website and supply various options to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you can use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain 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 depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.