Perl is a widely used computer language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages available as it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites since you are able to add just a single line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your package has this option. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts which you want to include in your site require a specific module, for instance, you will not have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic site and provide numerous different functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.