Perl is a very popular programming language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages out there since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you're able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan includes this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to include in your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you're able to make a dynamic site and provide a huge selection of features to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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