Perl is a well-known scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting
plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan includes this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts that you want to include in your website require a certain module, for example, you do not have to worry whether they will run properly or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer a huge selection of attributes to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script that you have found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you're able to take advantage of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you make or find online will function perfectly on our end.