Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it is used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux shared hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make an Internet site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all plans, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to run properly, we will have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.