Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your package includes this option. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to add to your site require a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to make a dynamic Internet site and offer numerous different options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.