Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write just a single line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your plan has this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to include in your site demand a specific module, for example, you won't have to worry if they will function effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic site and supply plenty of characteristics to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.