Perl is a well-known programming language, which is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites because you will be able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you acquire a shared hosting through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use 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 run properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you can include this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can use. You can 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, need particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.