Perl is a well-known language, which is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages out there since it supports the use of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you can include just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux shared hosting service that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules that you are able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated service that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all packages, you'll be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module to operate properly, we'll have it since our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.