Perl is a very popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your package comes with this option. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website require a particular module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will operate properly or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic Internet site and supply various characteristics to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules which you can take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.