Perl is a very popular programming language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages out there as it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you're able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux shared website hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to make an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules which you're able to employ and you can see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all plans, you'll be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can take advantage of a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module to work effectively, we'll have it because our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.