Perl is a very popular language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages out there since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites since you're able to add only one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux shared hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you build an Internet site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you will see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all packages, you are able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module to run efficiently, we will have it since our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.