Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it's used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your package includes this feature. If not, you can add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you need to include in your site demand a specific module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic website and supply numerous different characteristics to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.