Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it's employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux cloud web hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the package which you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so as to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.