Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website require a certain module, for instance, you won't need to worry whether they will operate effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer plenty of options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.