Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux shared hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create a site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you will see the full list in your hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.