Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the shared web hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to make a site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you can use and you can see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, so as to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.