Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five jobs need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when 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 which you want to include in your website require a certain module, for example, you don't have to worry whether they will function effectively or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic site and offer numerous different features to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, in order to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if 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're able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.