Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications 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 which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
In case you obtain a website hosting service through our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use in order to gain access to them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you can add this attribute with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.