Perl is a widely used scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically through a cron job when your plan has this feature. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list is available inside the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you want to add to your site require a certain module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will work efficiently or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic website and offer numerous different functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module so as to run effectively, we will have it since our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.