Perl is a popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase a shared web hosting service
through our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you are able to add this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server
account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.