Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it is employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your package includes this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to add to your site ask for a particular module, for example, you don't have to worry whether they will operate efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic site and supply countless options to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules that you are able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.