Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux shared web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can take advantage of. You can 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 instance, will need specific modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.