Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you purchase a cloud hosting plan from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the entire list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use in order to be able to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you want to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to be present on your server, you can benefit from our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you write or find online will work perfectly on our end.