Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux shared web hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you are able to use and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all the packages, you'll be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can take advantage of a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module in order to work efficiently, we will have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.