Perl is a widespread scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our cloud website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-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 through your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.