Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you can find the full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use to be able to access them. When you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you can decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.