Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple 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 task that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting packages without difficulty. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your package has this feature. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you don't have to worry if they will run effectively or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic site and supply plenty of features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so that they can function effectively. 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'll be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.