Perl is a popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just one line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you are able to benefit from our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you make or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.