Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it's used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our cloud hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.