Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write only one line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud packages that we provide and you can execute any .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to make an Internet site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you are able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module in order to function effectively, we'll have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.