Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write just one line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our cloud hosting services because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the plan which you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, so that they can operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.