Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's 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 its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our shared hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package which you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.