Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports various other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts that you need to include in your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you're able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer countless attributes to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on your server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will work perfectly on our end.