Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it is used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan that you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other apps created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you are able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module to function properly, we will have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.