Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our shared website hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the package which you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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