Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts as well as many different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our shared hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically via a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you can employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.