Perl is a popular programming language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages these days as it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a particular task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you can add just a single line of code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need certain modules, so that they can operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.