Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan includes this feature. If not, you can add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts which you want to add to your website require a specific module, for example, you don't need to worry whether they will function properly or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic website and provide hundreds of different options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor 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 day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.