Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux shared packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package that you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.