Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is 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 - sets of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it is used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
In case you buy a shared service from us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use to get access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you can add this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.