Perl is a widespread scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options 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 so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the semi-dedicated hosting that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other apps written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you will be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module so as to function effectively, we will have it because our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.