Perl is a 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 a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line in your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it is used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting packages without difficulty. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your package comes with this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you would like to add to your site require a specific module, for example, you will not need to worry whether they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you'll be able to make a dynamic site and provide various features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.