Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud web hosting services that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to create an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules which you can employ and you will see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you'll be able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module in order to operate effectively, we'll have it as our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be 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.