Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write only one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
In case you buy a Linux website hosting service from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use in order to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can work with any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you're able to take advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you create or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.