Perl is a popular language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages available since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you'll be able to integrate only one line of code to call a given module instead of using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud hosting plans that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to create a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you're able to employ and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.