Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Provided you buy a Linux cloud hosting from us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the entire list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

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