Perl is a well-known programming language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most practical programming languages these days because it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to integrate just one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Provided you acquire a web hosting plan through us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use in order to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to add this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated plans that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all packages, you are able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module in order to run efficiently, we will have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.