Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for creating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you buy a Linux web hosting from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so that they can operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.