Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for generating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five tasks need to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will allow you to create a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from 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 purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. 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 example, will need specific modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.