Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically via a cron job if your package includes this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The complete list is available in the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site ask for a certain module, for instance, you won't have to worry if they will operate properly or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic site and offer plenty of features to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.