Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you want to include in your site demand a specific module, for example, you won't have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer various attributes to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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