Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it is employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .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. In case your website hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you are able to add this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call any of them by adding 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 site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.