Perl is a popular computer language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective programming languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you'll be able to add only one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared website hosting services that we offer and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you build a site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules that you can employ and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, 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.