Perl is a popular language, which is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites because you can add only one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our cloud hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan that you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any tailor-made 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 which you will be able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.