Perl is a well-known computer language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you can integrate just a single line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create many popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the shared website hosting plans that we supply and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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