Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line in your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you obtain a Linux shared website hosting through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you want to use a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you can reap the benefits of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you create or find on the Internet will function perfectly on our end.