Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared web hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the package that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you 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 will not experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to select whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.