Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

In case you acquire a hosting from our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use in order to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all our packages, you're able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module so as to function properly, we will have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.