Perl is a popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program 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 used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all shared hosting that we offer and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to make a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all our packages, you will be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module in order to function efficiently, we will have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.