Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you buy a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll get access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will function correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.