Perl is a very popular scripting language that's 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 apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
In case you acquire a Linux shared web hosting through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up in your account. In case you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to exist on your server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.