Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific 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 Cloud Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your site require a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will work effectively or not. This way, you're able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide a huge selection of functions to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.