Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute various tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five processess need to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our shared hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.