Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the website hosting that we supply and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You will be able to 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, require specific modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.