Perl is a widespread computer language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites since you are able to add only 1 line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create many popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our shared plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it via the 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 the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on your server, you're able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you create or find on the web will work properly on our end.