Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud hosting through our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it requires 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 pre-set time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you can include this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, so that they can work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.