Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages available since it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you are able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the shared plans that we offer and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you create an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you want to use a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on the server, you can take advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl application that you make or find online will perform perfectly on our end.