Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux website hosting
through our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will run correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you decide to employ a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you will be able to benefit from our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you write or find on the web will function perfectly on our end.