Perl is a well-known language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program 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 fast speed of your websites as you will be able to include just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your plan has this option. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to add to your website require a certain module, for example, you do not need to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide various features to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You can 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 example, need to have specific modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.