Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write a single line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our shared website hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the package which you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.