Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting through us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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