Perl is a well-known 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 generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it is used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux hosting services that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will allow you to make an Internet site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, so as to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.