Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write a single line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending 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, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared hosting through us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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