Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all our plans, you are able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module so as to work effectively, we will have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.