Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do various tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to add to your site ask for a specific module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will function effectively or not. In this way, you will be able to build a dynamic site and offer countless attributes to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you're able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.