Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our shared hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package that you've selected does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.