Perl is a well-known 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 variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package has this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website demand a specific module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you are able to create a dynamic Internet site and supply countless options to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.