Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of 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 particular task which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Provided you purchase a Linux web hosting through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll work flawlessly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you decide to employ a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will work perfectly on our end.