Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared web hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the package which you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application 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 set up on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to decide whether a particular 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 minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.