Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for generating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to include in your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will work properly or not. In this way, you will be able to create a dynamic site and supply a huge selection of options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you're able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.