Perl is an effective programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five processess need to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this attribute. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website ask for a certain module, for instance, you won't have to worry whether they will function effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic site and provide countless features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules which you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs 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 depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.