Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five jobs have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Provided you get a hosting plan through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use to access them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.