Perl is a popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our shared plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In case the plan which you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to exist on your server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl app that you write or find on the worldwide web will function perfectly on our end.