Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

In case you buy a Linux website hosting package from us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a specific 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 depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.