Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package that you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.