Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write just one line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the website hosting plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to create a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.