Perl is a well-known scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write only one line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you acquire a website hosting from us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use to get access to them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you decide to employ a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on your server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you write or find on the web will perform properly on our end.