Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's 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 out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
In case you purchase a Linux shared website hosting service from our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you can include this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to select whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.