Perl is a widely used scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux shared hosting packages that we supply and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all our packages, you will be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module in order to function properly, we'll have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.