Perl is a widely used programming language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages available because it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you're able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux shared hosting services that we offer and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you make an Internet site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.