Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five processess have to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the plan which you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you'll be 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 our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other 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 can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, so as to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.