Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to add to your website ask for a specific module, for example, you don't have to worry whether they will run effectively or not. In this way, you're able to make a dynamic Internet site and offer countless options to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.