Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports many other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is used by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux shared hosting service because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the package that you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated service that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you choose to use a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you write or find online will perform properly on our end.