Perl is a widespread scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write just one line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you purchase a cloud website hosting service from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to get access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will work correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.