Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your package comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you want to add to your website ask for a specific module, for example, you do not have to worry whether they will function properly or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic site and provide hundreds of different options to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to exist on the server, you can reap the benefits of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform flawlessly on our end.