Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line in your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make a site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.