Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you acquire a Linux shared web hosting package from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use in order to be able to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you want to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take advantage of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you generate or find on the worldwide web will function flawlessly on our end.