Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write only one line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you acquire a website hosting from our company, 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 created. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find a full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use to be able to access them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules which you're able to 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 example, need to have particular modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.