Perl is a well-known language, that is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you can integrate only one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you are able to use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you'll be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module so as to function effectively, we'll have it because our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be 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 web hosting Control Panel.