Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write only one line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you obtain a shared hosting through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.