Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux hosting service through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you choose to use a script which you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on your server, you'll be able to take advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will function flawlessly on our end.