Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write only one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other programming 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 Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can include this option with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase 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 app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.