Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it is employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you obtain a cloud hosting from our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use in order to get access to them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you can take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, so as to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.