Perl is a widely used scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules that you can take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, in order to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.