Perl is a popular language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you'll be able to include just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux shared website hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all of our packages, you can decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to run effectively, we'll have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.