Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

If you obtain a Linux cloud web hosting package from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use so as to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire 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 any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you are able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.