Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just one line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our shared web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are included in all of the packages, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module so as to run efficiently, we'll have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.