Perl is a popular computer language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages in existence 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 rapid speed of your sites as you are able to include only 1 line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux shared hosting service because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, in order to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.