Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for creating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud website hosting services that we provide and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you build a website with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, so as to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.