Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our cloud website hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the package which you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.