Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud web hosting packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the package that you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.