Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you get a Linux web hosting through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, in order to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.