Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you can write a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular application 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
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package that you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on your server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.