Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux website hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you can use. 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 example, will need certain modules, to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.