Perl is a popular programming language, which is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites since you are able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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