Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you buy a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use so as to get access to them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you are able to add this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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