Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you acquire a Linux shared hosting through us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you can add this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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