Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line in your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting plans that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules which you can employ and you will see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated plans that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module so as to work properly, we'll have it as our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.