Perl is a popular computer language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages available because it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you are able to include just a single line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the package that you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can 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 installed several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.