Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package comes with this feature. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to add to your website ask for a certain module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will run effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to create a dynamic site and supply numerous different functions to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up in your account. Provided you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on your server, you will be able to reap the benefits of our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you generate or find on the Internet will work flawlessly on our end.