Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts as well as many different web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our shared website hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. If the package which you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the needed 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 Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, in order to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.