Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you obtain a Linux shared website hosting package through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use in order to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating 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.