Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate 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 specific process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write only one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan includes this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your website require a certain module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will run effectively or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic Internet site and supply countless features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.