Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

In case you buy a Linux hosting from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of the packages, you'll be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module in order to run properly, we will have it since our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.