Perl is a well-liked 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 set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom 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 using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the package that you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.