Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it is used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan comes with this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site ask for a certain module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and supply hundreds of different characteristics to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to select whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.