Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you acquire a cloud hosting service from our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the entire list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you are able to add this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if 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'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.