Perl is a powerful programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts and different web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five tasks need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared website hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you're able to use and you will see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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 custom-made 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 which you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.