Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website require a specific module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will work effectively or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer various characteristics to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will work perfectly on our end.