Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective programming languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites because you're able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux website hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to build a site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see a full list in your hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all our packages, you will be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a specific module in order to operate effectively, we will have it as our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.