Perl is a widely used language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you're able to integrate just one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud website hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package which you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules which you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if 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 can select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.