Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line inside your script to have a module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts that you need to add to your website demand a specific module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will work effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to create a dynamic site and offer hundreds of different options to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, so that they can work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a 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 choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.