Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you're able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.