Perl is a very popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write just a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it is used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your package comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The entire list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you want to add to your site demand a specific module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will operate properly or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic Internet site and supply various options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.