Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it is used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux website hosting from us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the whole list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.