Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your package has this attribute. If not, you are able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your website ask for a specific module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. This way, you're able to make a dynamic site and offer countless functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you can select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.