Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it is used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our cloud packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.