Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you build a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.