Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write only one line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting package through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use in order to get access to them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly whatever the modules it requires 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 specific time interval. If your web hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all of our plans, you can pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module so as to run effectively, we'll have it since our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.