Perl is a popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan includes this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site require a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you'll be able to build a dynamic site and offer countless functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on your server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you create or find online will perform properly on our end.