Perl is a well-known scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the shared website hosting that we supply 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 software. This will help you make a site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules which you can employ and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are part of all of the packages, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module to operate properly, we'll have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.