Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five tasks have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will help you create a site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all of our packages, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module so as to run effectively, we'll have it since our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.