Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it is employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you obtain a shared hosting service through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will work flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, so as to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.