Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also many different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five tasks have to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to build an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you can employ and you'll see the full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need 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 our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need certain modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.