Perl is a very popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this option. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The full list is available in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts which you would like to add to your site demand a specific module, for example, you won't have to worry if they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you'll be able to create a dynamic website and offer various characteristics to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you're able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.