Perl is a well-known scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our cloud hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the plan which you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can employ any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting service that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up inside your account. In case you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you generate or find on the web will perform properly on our end.