Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our shared web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the package which you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, in order to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.