Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just one line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular app can do, it's employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting plans without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your site demand a certain module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will run properly or not. In this way, you will be able to make a dynamic site and provide plenty of features to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.