Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. 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 other languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our website hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the plan which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. If you decide to use a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will work perfectly on our end.