Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is 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 compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

In case you get a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.