Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, when five tasks need to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

In case you purchase a website hosting from us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work 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 certain time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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