Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site ask for a specific module, for example, you won't have to worry if they will operate effectively or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic website and provide plenty of functions to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.