Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five processess have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to include in your website require a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic website and offer a huge selection of characteristics to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, 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 your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you can employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.