Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux hosting services as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package that you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on your server, you're able to take advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you write or find on the Internet will work properly on our end.