Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Provided you obtain a shared web hosting plan
from our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run 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 specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you can add this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server
account through our company, you'll be able to use any kind of 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 which you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when 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 will be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.