Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
In case you buy a Linux shared hosting
from us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all our packages, you will be able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module to function effectively, we will have it since our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.