Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
If you acquire a Linux website hosting through us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use so as to get access to them. When you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function properly whatever the modules it needs 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 plan does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you're able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can use a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module in order to operate properly, we will have it because our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.