Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes 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 calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application 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 needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.