Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your package comes with this option. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site demand a particular module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic site and supply countless functions to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.