Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the website hosting services that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will enable you to make a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules that you can use and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all plans, you will be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also use a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module to operate efficiently, we will have it since our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.