Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting package from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to be able to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work perfectly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you can include this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.