Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is available with all of the cloud web hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all of the plans, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a specific module to function properly, we will have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.