Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the web hosting that we supply and you can execute any .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you build an Internet site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature a large number of Perl modules that you can use and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other apps created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you are able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module so as to operate properly, we'll have it since our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.