Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It's 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 market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our cloud web hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call them by including the path that you will 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 will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.