Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute various tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package that you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're 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 have also set up several thousand modules that you can take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.