Perl is a very popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you acquire a web hosting plan through our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on your server, you are able to benefit from our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.