Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan has this feature. If not, you can include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you will not have to worry whether they will run effectively or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic website and supply a huge selection of options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.