Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it is employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our website hosting packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the plan which you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can select whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.