Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than 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 comes with a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan comes with this option. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available in the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts that you want to add to your website demand a specific module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic website and offer various characteristics to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to employ any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on your server, you can benefit from our rich library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform properly on our end.