Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your package has this option. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you need to add to your website require a certain module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide countless features to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated plans that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you will be able to benefit from our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you create or find on the web will perform perfectly on our end.