Perl is a powerful programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient 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 resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud web hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically through a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you are able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A full list is available in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you want to add to your website require a specific module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will run properly or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic site and supply various options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.