Perl is a well-known language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages available since it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you can include only one line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you create a website with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps created in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you will be able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can use a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module to function effectively, we'll have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.