Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages available as it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you will be able to include only one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud website hosting services as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the package which you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you are able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.