Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites since you are able to add only 1 line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language often used for scripts, but it's been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you can execute any .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you make a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you can see the full list in your hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.