Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux shared hosting that we offer and you can execute any .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to make an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules that you can use and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all the plans, you'll be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also use a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module to work properly, we will have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.