Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites as you'll be able to add only one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the web hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to build a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules that you're able to use and you can see the full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from 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 servers that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you're able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can use a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module so as to run effectively, we'll have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.