Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux web hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you decide to use a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you're able to take advantage of our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you create or find online will function flawlessly on our end.