Perl is a popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write only one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you are able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.