Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line in your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting plans that we offer and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will enable you to make a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also added 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 in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.