Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write only one line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your package has this feature. If not, you can include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you need to add to your website ask for a certain module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will run effectively or not. This way, you're able to make a dynamic website and provide plenty of options to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.