Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do numerous tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all shared web hosting services that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules that you're able to use and you will see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include 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 of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all the plans, you will be able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also use a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module so as to function efficiently, we will have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.