Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
If you obtain a Linux web hosting through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package does not include cron jobs, you can include this option with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all of the plans, you'll be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also benefit from a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module so as to run properly, we will have it because our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.