Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts and various web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all cloud service that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to build a site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules that you can use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.