Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming 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 internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our website hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a specific 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 latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.