Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux website hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you create a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules that you're able to employ and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to take advantage of every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you want to employ a script which you have found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you are able to benefit from our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you create or find on the web will perform flawlessly on our end.