Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write only one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

If you acquire a cloud web hosting through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you will find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you can include this option with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.