Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you acquire a website hosting plan through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.