Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write just one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you need to include in your website require a specific module, for instance, you will not have to worry if they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you're able to create a dynamic site and provide hundreds of different options to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script which you've found online and it requires certain modules to be present on your server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you make or find online will work perfectly on our end.