Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write only one line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud plans that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need certain modules, in order to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.