Perl is a very popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux web hosting from us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use so as to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will work correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, 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'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.