Perl is a widespread programming language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages these days because it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you will be able to add only one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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