Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your package has this attribute. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you want to include in your website require a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will function properly or not. This way, you are able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer a huge selection of features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to work with any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on your server, you will be able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.