Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible 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 employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package comes with this option. If not, you can add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts which you want to add to your website demand a specific module, for example, you will not need to worry whether they will run properly or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic site and offer numerous different features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, in order to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.