Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud website hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the plan which you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call each of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.