Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our shared web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.