Perl is a widespread programming language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages available since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites since you are able to add only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux shared web hosting packages that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you're able to use and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you'll 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 are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all our plans, you're able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module to run effectively, we will have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.