Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write a single line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

In case you get a Linux website hosting from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to get access to them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.