Perl is a popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux website hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package which you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience 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 machines and you are able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.