Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and also a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically through a cron job when your package includes this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts which you would like to include in your website ask for a certain module, for example, you will not have to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic site and provide various features to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.