Perl is a widely used scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux shared hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to build an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the plans, you'll be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module in order to run properly, we will have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.