Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for creating CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based apps. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five jobs should be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared web hosting services that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules that you're able to use and you will see the full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all our packages, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module so as to work effectively, we'll have it because our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.