Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts and different web-based apps. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five jobs have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you create an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll 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 have also set up several thousand modules which you can use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific 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 depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.