Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write just one line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it is used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud website hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the package which you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you will be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, in order to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.