Perl is a widespread language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites as you can include only 1 line of code to call a given module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud service that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all our plans, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module to work efficiently, we'll have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.