Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
In case you purchase a Linux web hosting package through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.