Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our Linux web hosting services as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. If you want to employ a script that you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on your server, you are able to take advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you create or find on the web will perform flawlessly on our end.