Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our cloud web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the package which you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.