Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it's used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your package comes with this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you want to include in your site demand a certain module, for instance, you do not have to worry if they will function efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic site and supply plenty of functions to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you're able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.