Perl is a widely used scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to take advantage of every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. If you decide to employ a script that you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.