Perl is a popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In case the plan that you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. If you want to use a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you make or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.