Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it's used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your plan comes with this option. If not, you can include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts which you want to add to your website require a specific module, for example, you will not have to worry whether they will function effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide plenty of attributes to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.