Perl is a popular language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you are able to integrate just one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules that you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.