Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five processess need to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud website hosting services that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you can see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via 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 of our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, so that they can operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.