Perl is a widely used scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud website hosting through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all the packages, you'll be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a specific module so as to function efficiently, we'll have it since our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.