Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain 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 code to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range 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 often used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to create a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you are able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.