Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming 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 on the market 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 can write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the shared web hosting plans that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will allow you to create a site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated plans that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are featured in all the packages, you'll be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to work effectively, we will have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.