Perl is a well-known language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you're able to add just one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to create a website with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, to function properly. 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're able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.