Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our cloud website hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. If the package that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to select whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.