Perl is a popular programming language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages out there as it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites as you'll be able to include only 1 line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a site with all 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 with a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see the full list in your hosting account along with the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all our packages, you'll be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can take advantage of a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module to run effectively, we'll have it because our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.