Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all website hosting plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will help you build a site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules which you are able to use and you will see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.