Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as many different web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for many different purposes, so a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan includes this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you want to add to your website require a particular module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will work properly or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic website and supply countless characteristics to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need specific modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can 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.