Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you are able to write a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it is used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux shared service from us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can 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 latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.