Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your package includes this feature. If not, you can add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your site require a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will work properly or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic Internet site and supply plenty of features to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.