Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you can write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Provided you buy a Linux shared web hosting through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use to get access to them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you can include this attribute with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. Provided you decide to employ a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you generate or find online will perform perfectly on our end.