Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts as well as many different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do various tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Provided you acquire a shared service through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll get access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use so as to access them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.