Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write only one line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all shared website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you're able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.