Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the website hosting that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to create a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all of our packages, you're able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module so as to function effectively, we will have it as our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.