Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all the shared plans that we supply and you can execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to create a website with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you're able to employ and you will see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.