Perl is a popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our web hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you want to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to be present on your server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our vast library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will function perfectly on our end.