Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the shared website hosting plans that we supply and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.