Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you obtain a cloud hosting plan from us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use so as to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.