Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you obtain a shared hosting plan through our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use in order to get access to them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will function correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to include this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a particular 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 select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.