Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, 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 include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.