Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute various tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks should be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules that you can use and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.