Perl is a widespread scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you need to add to your site ask for a particular module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will function effectively or not. In this way, you're able to create a dynamic site and offer various attributes to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you choose to use a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on the server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you create or find online will function properly on our end.