Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Provided you acquire a hosting from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use so as to access them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all our plans, you are able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module in order to run effectively, we will have it because our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.