Perl is a popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud website hosting service that we offer and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you will see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.