Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports various other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our shared hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.