Perl is a popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules that you're able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.