Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming 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 market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the package which you have picked does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, so as to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.