Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications 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 particular job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code which is 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 specific application can do, it's used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your plan has this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your website require a certain module, for example, you don't need to worry whether they will run effectively or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic site and provide hundreds of different options to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.