Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared web hosting services as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the package that you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from 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 you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.