Perl is a very popular programming language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you're able to add just a single line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all hosting plans that we provide and you can execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you build an Internet site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules which you can use and you can see a full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you can 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 Servers

All semi-dedicated plans that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all the plans, you will be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module to function effectively, we will have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.