Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your package comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you would like to add to your website demand a specific module, for instance, you do not have to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide various options 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 from our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so as to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.