Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write a single line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan includes this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to add to your site require a particular module, for example, you will not have to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you'll be able to create a dynamic website and provide countless features to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from 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 the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you write or find online will perform perfectly on our end.