Perl is a very popular programming language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages out there because it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites because you can add just a single line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules which you are able to use and you can see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all plans, you are able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module in order to operate effectively, we'll have it because our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.