Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be executed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all shared hosting plans that we provide and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you build a site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see the whole list in your hosting account along with the path which 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 through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of our plans, you will be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions 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 if it needs a certain module so as to run efficiently, we will have it as our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.