Perl is a popular language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites because you're able to include only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux hosting packages that we provide and you can execute any .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will help you make an Internet site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. Provided you want to employ a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to to exist on your server, you will be able to reap the benefits of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you generate or find on the web will function properly on our end.