Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.