Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our shared web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you have purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.