Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it is employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the shared website hosting plans that we provide and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to build a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you can employ and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you are able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module so as to operate properly, we will have it since our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.