Perl is a powerful programming language which is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform various tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list is available inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts which you want to include in your website ask for a specific module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. This way, you are able to create a dynamic site and supply countless features to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you will be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up 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 would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.