Perl is a very popular language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages available as it supports the use of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you can integrate just a single line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all web hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will help you make a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the whole list in your website 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 however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct 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 executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. If you want to employ a script which you've found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on your server, you can reap the benefits of our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform properly on our end.