Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud web hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to include in your website require a particular module, for example, you do not have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. In this way, you will be able to make a dynamic website and supply a huge selection of functions to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you are able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.