Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
If you obtain a Linux shared hosting package from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use to be able to access them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules that you're able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, in order to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.