Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux cloud website hosting service that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make a website with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules which you're able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path which you should use 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 plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a visitor does 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 would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.