Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just one line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting plans without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you can add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you need to include in your site demand a particular module, for example, you do not have to worry if they will operate properly or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer numerous different characteristics to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.