Perl is a popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you get a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find the whole list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use to access them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.