Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux cloud hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you have purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all of our packages, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save 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 specific module in order to operate efficiently, we'll have it as our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.