Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts and a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute various tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux website hosting packages that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to create a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.