Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux web hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the package which you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules that you are able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.