Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most practical programming languages nowadays as it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you're able to add only 1 line of code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language often 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's also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud packages that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules that you're able to use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you'll be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module to work efficiently, we'll have it as our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.