Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of 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 specific job which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write just a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud packages that we offer and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you build a website with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules that you can use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all our packages, you are able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module in order to function efficiently, we will have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.