Perl is a popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build a site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to work with any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you want to use a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on your server, you can take advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you write or find online will function perfectly on our end.