Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's 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 its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our shared website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the package that you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.