Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web 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're able to write only one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux cloud hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you create a site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, in order to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.