Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you want to add to your site demand a particular module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will operate properly or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic website and provide various functions to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on the server, you're able to benefit from our vast library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.