Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular app can do, it is used by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our shared hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.