Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. If the package which you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.