Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's used by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you acquire a Linux web hosting package through us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you can add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you want to use a script which you've found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you're able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you generate or find online will perform flawlessly on our end.