Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. 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 other languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it is employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our Linux shared service because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. If the plan that you have ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.