Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our cloud website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the package which you have acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you can select whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.