Perl is a very popular language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites because you will be able to integrate just one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux shared hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to create a site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the complete list in your web 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'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of the plans, you can decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module in order to operate properly, we will have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.