Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write only one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Provided you obtain a web hosting from us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will work properly regardless of 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 certain time interval. If your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are part of all our plans, you will be able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module so as to function efficiently, we'll have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.