Perl is a popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you can write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to make a website with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.