Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it is used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux shared website hosting from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you are able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, so that they can operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.