Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan includes this option. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you want to include in your website ask for a certain module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will operate effectively or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic site and offer numerous different options to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.