Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to perform various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you obtain a Linux shared hosting through our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you can find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use in order to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function perfectly regardless of what modules it requires 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 web hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you can add this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.