Perl is a widespread computer language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages these days because it supports the use of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you'll be able to add only one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you make an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you're able to use and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.