Perl is a popular programming language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you will be able to add only one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our cloud hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the plan that you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules which you are able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.