Perl is a widespread programming language, which is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages these days as it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites because you will be able to include just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

If you buy a Linux hosting from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use in order to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you can benefit from our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you make or find online will work flawlessly on our end.