Perl is an efficient programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five tasks need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting plans without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically through a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to include in your website ask for a certain module, for instance, you do not have to worry whether they will run properly or not. In this way, you're able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer countless options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from 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 every day, hour, minute, etcetera.