Perl is a well-known scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write only one line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux website hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to build a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you're 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 Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all our packages, you'll be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module in order to work efficiently, we'll have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.