Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it's employed by lots 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 apps written in Perl with any of our Linux cloud hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.