Perl is a widespread language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages out there because it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you can add just one line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all shared hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account along with 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 using 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 the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you're able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module so as to operate properly, we'll have it as our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.