Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it's used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you acquire a shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the whole list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use in order to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.