Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts along with various web-based apps. One of its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux cloud web hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you build an Internet site with all the options 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 numerous Perl modules that you can use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need certain modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.