Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for making CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess have to be performed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your package has this option. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your site ask for a certain module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will run effectively or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic Internet site and offer hundreds of different attributes to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you are able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.