Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be performed, you can use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux shared web hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, so as to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.