Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's 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 certain process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your site require a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide hundreds of different functions to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need specific modules, so as to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.