Perl is a well-known scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

If you acquire a cloud web hosting service from our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will function correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you are able to include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated service that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through 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 the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. In case you want to use a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl app that you create or find on the web will perform properly on our end.