Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a cloud web hosting from us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find a full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use in order to gain access to them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package does not include cron jobs, you are able to add this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your 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 website, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on your server, you will be able to take advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl application that you create or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.