Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of 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 which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically through a cron job if your package comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you need to include in your site require a particular module, for instance, you do not have to worry whether they will run effectively or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic website and supply a huge selection of functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you want to use a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on your server, you can take full advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you create or find on the web will work properly on our end.