Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. 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 out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it is used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the plan which you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all our plans, you're able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module in order to work effectively, we will have it since our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.