Perl is an effective programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five jobs need to be performed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all of the hosting that we supply and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to build a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.