Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux website hosting services because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the semi-dedicated services that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all plans, you are able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module to operate efficiently, we'll have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.