Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts and various web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess should be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared hosting plans that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will enable you to make an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path which you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all packages, you'll be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module in order to work efficiently, we'll have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.