Perl is a widespread scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you get a Linux cloud hosting through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to access them. When you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you want to use a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you make or find on the Internet will function perfectly on our end.