Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all the shared hosting packages that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules which you're able to employ and you will see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you can 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 Hosting

You'll be able to work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting 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 in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on your server, you will be able to benefit from our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you create or find online will function properly on our end.