Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you acquire a Linux shared hosting through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this option with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call each of them by including 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 example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.