Perl is a very popular language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages these days as it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you're able to add just one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud packages that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you will see the full list in your hosting account along with 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 using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all plans, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a specific module so as to function properly, we'll have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.