Perl is a widely used language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you are able to integrate just one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will function properly or not. In this way, you will be able to make a dynamic site and offer countless options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so as to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.