Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it is used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you want to add to your website ask for a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry whether they will run effectively or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic site and supply plenty of features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all the packages, you are able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to run properly, we'll have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.