Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will run properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to be present on the server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you generate or find on the Internet will work flawlessly on our end.