Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just one line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux cloud web hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you want to employ a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on your server, you are able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you create or find on the web will work properly on our end.