Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line in your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Provided you purchase a Linux cloud package through us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use to access them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .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. If your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to work with any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you decide to employ a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you can reap the benefits of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will perform flawlessly on our end.