Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line in your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux website hosting packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.