Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Provided you get a shared hosting service from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use so as to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you can add this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

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 will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you are able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.