Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write only one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux shared hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the package that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.