Perl is a very popular 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 generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports many other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you will be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also use a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module so as to run efficiently, we will have it as our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.