Perl is a widely used scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you buy a Linux cloud hosting from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will work correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.