Perl is a widespread language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective programming languages in existence because it supports the use of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you'll be able to integrate 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 language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you buy a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the complete list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.