Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for generating CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five tasks should be performed, you can use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for various purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan comes with this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site ask for a specific module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic site and offer plenty of options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.