Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will help you make an Internet site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the whole list in your hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you are able to use. 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, need to have certain modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.