Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple 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 certain job that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you can write just a single line within your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated packages that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all packages, you're able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module in order to work efficiently, we will have it because our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.