Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you will be able to add only 1 line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you are able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.