Perl is a well-known scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all cloud plans that we provide and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you build a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules that you can use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, so as to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.