Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be 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 apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared web hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you build a website with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules which you can employ and you can see the full list in your hosting account along with the path which you need to use 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 yet your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. In case you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on your server, you can benefit from our vast library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.