Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our cloud website hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any kind 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 machines and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.