Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts and different web-based apps. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to perform various tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five jobs should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux hosting through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use in order to get access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting package does not include cron jobs, you can include this attribute with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, in order to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.