Perl is a well-known scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write a single line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you buy a website hosting plan through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use so as to access them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you're able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a specific 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 according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.