Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux shared hosting that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of the plans, you are able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module so as to operate effectively, we will have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.