Perl is a popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write just one line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the package which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all packages, you are able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module so as to operate properly, we will have it as our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.