Perl is a very popular language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you will be able to add just one line of code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two 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 can select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.