Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our web hosting packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the plan that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.