Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for setting up CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five processess need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will allow you to create a website with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your 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 from our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.