Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux hosting packages that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload within 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 cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't 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 the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you can use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need specific modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.