Perl is a widely used scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting plans without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan has this attribute. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to add to your website require a specific module, for instance, you do not need to worry whether they will work effectively or not. In this way, you're able to build a dynamic Internet site and supply hundreds of different attributes to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.