Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write only one line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your package has this option. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to add to your site ask for a certain module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will function properly or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide countless features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.