Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line inside your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically through a cron job if your plan includes this feature. If not, you can include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to include in your website ask for a specific module, for instance, you do not have to worry if they will run effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic Internet site and offer various features to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to reap the benefits of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you make or find online will work flawlessly on our end.