Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's 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 the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will allow you to create an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature a large number of Perl modules which you can use and you can see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the plans, you are able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module to work properly, we will have it since our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.