Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to add to your website require a specific module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will work efficiently or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic website and provide various options to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to choose whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.