Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you acquire a cloud web hosting through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use to gain access to them. When you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you can include this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.