Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you want to add to your website ask for a certain module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will function effectively or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic website and supply numerous different functions to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.