Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you are able to write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you buy a shared web hosting from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.