Perl is an effective programming language which is widely used for setting up CGI scripts along with various web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux shared hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all plans, you will be able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can use a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module in order to run efficiently, we will have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to view 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.