Perl is a well-known computer language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages available since it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you are able to include just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal language most often used for scripts, but it's 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 including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you obtain a Linux shared hosting through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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