Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. Among its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five jobs need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to create a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the full list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, so that they can work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.