Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based applications 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 specific process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write only one line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated plans that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you are able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module to operate properly, we'll have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.