Perl is a well-known language, which is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages these days since it supports the use of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you're able to include only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 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 every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a website 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 in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.