Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan has this attribute. If not, you are able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you would like to add to your website ask for a certain module, for instance, you will not have to worry whether they will work properly or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic website and offer countless features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to 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 example, need to have particular modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.