Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux website hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package which you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using 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
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.