Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform various tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five jobs need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the website hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make a site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you are able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.