Perl is a popular language, which is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages available since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you can include only one line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all the hosting plans that we provide and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to create an Internet site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account as well as 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 through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are part of all of our plans, you will be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module in order to function properly, we will have it because our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.