Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared web hosting services as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have picked does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on your server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the Internet will work flawlessly on our end.