Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. 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 other languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

If you obtain a Linux cloud web hosting through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use so as to access them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will function perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you are able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.