Perl is a widely used scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you obtain a cloud hosting from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use so as to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you can add this attribute with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules that you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.