Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting package through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you can decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.