Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up various 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 certain task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
In case you get a shared web hosting service from our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you can find the full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to get access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules which you will be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.