Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script just by 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 entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A full list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site demand a specific module, for example, you do not need to worry if they will work properly or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic site and supply hundreds of different functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.