Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you can write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared web hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd 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 have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.