Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it's used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this option. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you would like to add to your site demand a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry if they will work properly or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic website and provide numerous different characteristics to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience 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 machines and you are able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.