Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you can write only one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our shared packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the semi-dedicated packages that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you're able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module to run properly, we will have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.