Perl is a widespread scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting packages without difficulty. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you want to add to your site ask for a specific module, for instance, you will not have to worry whether they will work properly or not. In this way, you will be able to build a dynamic site and offer numerous different functions to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.