Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write a single line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package comes with this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you want to add to your site require a specific module, for example, you do not have to worry whether they will function effectively or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide a huge selection of options to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you can select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.