Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your site demand a particular module, for instance, you don't need to worry if they will work efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide plenty of options to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.