Perl is a widely used scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job if your package comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts which you would like to add to your website demand a specific module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will operate effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to create a dynamic Internet site and provide a huge selection of options to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, so that they can operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.