Perl is a popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the package which you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.