Perl is a popular programming language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you will be able to add only 1 line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all of the hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated service that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module in order to operate effectively, we will have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.