Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you can write only one line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's used by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a shared web hosting plan from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use in order to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. In case you want to use a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you write or find on the worldwide web will function perfectly on our end.