Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write only one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts that you need to include in your site demand a particular module, for example, you do not have to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic website and offer plenty of characteristics to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on your server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you make or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.