Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud hosting service that we provide and you can execute any .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will allow you to build a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules which you can use and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting service that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. Provided you want to use a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on the server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl application that you generate or find on the Internet will function perfectly on our end.