Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it is used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud web hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all plans, you'll be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module in order to function efficiently, we'll have it because our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.