Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages in the online world. 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 on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose 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. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.