Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up in your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to be present on the server, you're able to take advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you make or find on the Internet will work perfectly on our end.