Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

If you get a hosting service through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use so as to get access to them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.