Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write only one line in your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the package that you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all the packages, you are able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module to operate properly, we'll have it since our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.