Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our Linux shared web hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.