Perl is a widespread computer language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages these days because it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites because you will be able to include just one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux shared web hosting packages that we provide and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you can employ and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need 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 packages that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you can pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can take advantage of a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module in order to run properly, we'll have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.