Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write only one 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 supports various other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan has this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your website ask for a certain module, for example, you do not need to worry if they will work efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic website and provide plenty of attributes to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.