Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform numerous tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five jobs have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program 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 very useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the shared services that we offer and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will help you build an Internet site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you can use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.