Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our shared hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the package which you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.