Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do various tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux shared website hosting plans that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you create a site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of our packages, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module to function effectively, we will have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.