Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all of the plans, you are able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module so as to operate effectively, we will have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.